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Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also fortunate to take their pick of properties in Adelaide Hills. To wit, Charles (Chilly) Hargrave's distinguished old vines at Summerton and a highly opportune slice of a slope on the lofty altitudes of Piccadilly Valley. It is here within the cooler climes where Xavier Bizot has found a terroir to emulate the Grand Cru of Vallee de la Marne & Montagne de Reims. Simply stellar harvests, where vigneron de Champagne met the gifted grower from Adelaide... The twin tales of terre a terre»

Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Martinborough New Zealand
Single vineyard winemaking and Pinot Noir go hand in hand, such is this noble varietals faculty for translating terroir into taste. This tempermental grape demands utmost sensitivity and care, the savoury, brooding characters of Martinborough Pinot Noir are revered and preserved by an artisanal winemaking team obsessed with quality. Eight clones of Pinot Noir, picked off more than forty different parcels on stony soils of the higher terraces at Te Muna Road Vineyard, are woven into a deep dark wine, unravelling layers of fruit and wrapped in silken textures.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$287.50
Te Muna Road Vineyard is located seven kilometres outside the Martinborough township, at a higher elevation which delays harvest by a week. Stylistically the Pinot Noir here exhibits profound complexity, a reserved intellectual mouthfeel and impressive length on the palate. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, one comprised of very old stony soils at a higher altitude, producing exceptional Pinot Noir. Hand picked grapes are gently destemmed, a small amount of whole bunches are included. Fruit is inoculated to a mixture of wild and cultured yeasts, vinified in a mix of open top fermenters and small oak cuves, followed by ten months in a selection of French oak barriques.
Bright cherry, crimson hues. Bright aromas of cherry, raspberries and dried sage with a hint of smoke for an enticing nose. The palate is well structured with layered fine tannins giving a texture of silk and rose petals. Flavours of black fruits and floral, backed by mushroom and bark, fennels and spice. Dense yet elegant and poised, the taut, focused fruit tannins sit seamlessly on the silky savoury finish.
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